meet your specialist trainer David Jefferay
Manchester South & Macclesfield Home Dog Training and Puppy Education
or call 0808 100 4071
I offer a variety of options to conduct lessons whilst maintaining social distancing. This includes home lessons, conducting lessons in your garden / open spaces and using video conferencing where applicable. We have introduced a new "Home Lesson Risk Assessment" to help to combat the spread of the virus.
Welcome to home dog training Macclesfield & Manchester South, I am Dave Jefferay your local dog and puppy behaviour therapist and trainer.
I’ve always loved dogs and as I was growing up the family had a succession of dogs; the first one I regarded as being “mine” was Buster, a male Border Collie and German Shepherd cross. He was a wonderful dog who spent whole days with me and friends playing in the local woods during school holidays. After leaving home, my first dog was Cassie. She was a young rescue dog who adopted me when I went to a rescue centre. I was originally looking for an adult dog because I didn’t have time to train a puppy but she was too cute to resist. I took her to a couple of puppy training classes but I wasn’t keen on their methods so having researched online and in books I trained her myself and she turned out to be an amazing dog.
My wife and I now have Perra, a beautiful Spanish rescue girl who we believe is a German Shepherd cross Galgo (Spanish Greyhound hunting dog). So, she’s large, fast, powerful, and highly intelligent! She arrived when around 5/6 months old and is now four years old. On her arrival we had to start from scratch with her training, get her used to our cats and chickens, no chasing allowed, and although in the past I wasn't keen on using crates, she really loves hers. However, the cats in our house rule, take over her crate and she is far too polite to ask them to move! Her arrival prompted me to refresh my dog training knowledge online, TV and in books, but I found it had become very confusing with many contradicting ideas and methods and approaches. That’s when my research discovered Bark Busters.
I have found their methods so easy and natural to use, and as they are based on the way dogs naturally communicate with each other, it is easy for dog owners to follow, dogs to understand, trust, learn and respond happily and quickly. With a young toddler in my house I am currently training both our dog and our child the boundaries they need to understand, to avoid jealousy and basic safety; of course baby gates are great for when full supervision isn’t possible.
I am currently studying for the Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour (Canine) whilst thoroughly enjoying my work with Bark Busters and the lovely clients and dogs I meet.
My biggest wish and the best reward I can have, is to help dogs and their owners enjoy each other, to prevent dogs being given up for rehoming (or, worse, euthanised) due to the behaviour being experienced.
Some of the issues I am asked to help are pulling/lunging on the lead, jumping up, nuisance barking, recall, sibling rivalry, aggression (to dogs, animals, or people) and with people returning to work, Separation Anxiety and the mess or destruction that it creates.
If you are looking for dog training near you, whether you have an over protective German Shepherd, a nipping Border Collie, a noisy terrier, a “doodle” that wont come back when you call or any issue that is stopping you from enjoying your dog 100%, or you just want your new pup to have the best possible start in life to avoid future problems, call me and we'll explain how we work.
Also, our unique Lifetime of the dog or 12 month support guarantee where one payment (instalments available) gives ongoing support for the chosen period, will allow you to relax, secure in the knowledge that my help is available for any issue.
how we can help you and your furry friend
The Bark Busters communication methods help solve behaviour issues such as aggression towards people or other animals
- Cure embarrassing habits like barking, jumping up on people, scratching & whining at doors or inappropriate toileting.
- Create an obedient dog or puppy that will happily walk on the lead without tugging, sit or stay on command, and come immediately when called.
- Set off-limit areas.
- Reduce the stress of separation anxiety without the need for sedatives or drugs.
We teach you to communicate with your pet.
Do you find yourself shouting? Do you think your pet isn't listening to you? Maybe you're simply not speaking their language. The Bark Busters communication method is based on the way how our dogs communicate with each other and how they learn from older, more experienced members in the pack. This is what makes our training unique and effective.
Why do we train in your home?
Your pet lives with a family, in a home. This is where he spends most of his time and misbehaves most often, so this is where our programme is most effective. Our dogs learn by association. Bark Busters teaches him to listen in the home environment. If he does not listen at home, he will most probably not listen outside where there are far more distractions.
In your home we teach a one-on-one system without other distractions or the stress of being sent away from you to learn.
Of course, where you are experiencing problems outside the home such as pulling on the lead or dog aggression etc..., we will set up controlled situations in the park or wherever is most practical.